File data service provider, Nasuni Corporation has acquired file data management firm that offers remote work and compliance for cloud file storage, Storage Made Easy (SME). Following a $60 million investment earlier in the year, the acquisition of SME is Nasuni’s second transaction in the past two months.

“Providing secure, high-performance access to file data from any location while complying with a stringent regulatory landscape is challenging every IT organization. By adding remote work and compliance capabilities to the Nasuni platform through the acquisition of SME, we are giving organizations even more reasons to modernize their file data infrastructures, all while reducing capital and operational costs. This adds further capabilities to our ‘work from anywhere’ strategy, accelerating our file data services leadership,” stated Paul Flanagan, Chief Executive Officer of Nasuni.

Nasuni File Data Platform will be able to enhance its capabilities through the acquisition and it can also fulfill the following user needs such as offline access through a desktop synchronization, remote and hybrid workers will be able to access file data without VPN, integration of Microsoft Teams, Slack and Office 365 and also delivers regulatory compliance enhanced enterprise search capabilities

“The combination of SME and Nasuni creates a suite of highly complementary, multi-cloud file data services for our customers and partners. Joining Nasuni is a natural move, and the SME team is thrilled to join the company and help advance their leadership in the file data services market,” stated Jim Liddle, Founder, and Chief Executive Officer of SME.

The acquisition of SME by Nasuni File Data Platform will give organizations more confidence to use the platform for organizational purposes. With a suite of file data services that allow files to be accessible from anywhere and secured against everything, it transforms legacy file infrastructure by utilizing object storage from Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud in a unique way. Nasuni and SME had a partnership in place prior to the merger to provide joint enterprise customers with the integrated solutions of the two firms.